AARON COMRIE believes that learning on the job is paying dividends for Dunfermline’s young guns after they surged towards the top of the class.

But the 22-year-old insists that they can’t rest on their laurels on the back of a fine recent run of form that has yielded six wins from eight league games and moved them to third in the Championship table.

Comrie, who joined Athletic in the close season from St Johnstone, has played every minute of the campaign so far and was at the heart of Saturday’s success over Morton, their fifth straight victory at East End.

He and his team-mates head for Dundee, who sit sixth and three points behind the Pars, this weekend and acknowledges confidence is high within the squad.

“We’re doing well and with these results comes confidence, and I think you can see that in our performances,” he said.

“There’s been some nice passages of play, and goals scored, and it’s been nice to sit back, try and defend, and let the good players go and play.

“We’ve had three wins in a week, so you can’t really ask for any more. I think the pleasing thing is that it was three different types of wins.

“Look at the Partick game; I thought it was a brilliant footballing performance, obviously helped out by their red card, and then away to Ayr, I thought there wasn’t much football played but we battled and ground the result out.

“We were pleased to hold on in the end because they put us under pressure. Then, in the Morton game at the weekend there, I thought for 45 minutes we did well, then in the second half, they came out a little bit more and put us under pressure.

“It was still a good win, and a good way to end the week.

“I think, especially in this league, you come up against different ways of playing, and pitches and what not, so you’ve got to learn you can’t win pretty all the time.

“At times, it’s going to be tough and you need to try and roll the sleeves up and grind out results, and you’ve seen what happens; you climb up the table pretty quickly.

“It’s a young squad and I think we’re learning pretty quickly game by game.

“We can’t be complacent and need to try and pick up as many wins as possible.”

Despite a highly-impressive opening 45 minutes against this weekend’s opponents, which saw them move 2-0 ahead before being pegged back to draw, Dunfermline didn’t taste a league win until the sixth attempt.

“At the start, I think our big problem wasn’t that we were getting opened up at times, it was some mistakes and sometimes we weren’t taking our chances,” Comrie continued.

“In recent weeks, I think we’ve put it together a wee bit; we’ve not been conceding goals, and Nizzy (Kevin Nisbet) has been on fire at the other end, so that obviously helps.

“I think defensively we’ve been OK. You just have to look at the top end of the park and we’ve got Nizzy, Greg Kiltie and Dowser (Ryan Dow) so you are always going to create chances, and I’m sure one of them will take them.

“We’ve got a hard one on Saturday but the boys are confident, and we’ll go there and try and get a result. I hope we can get that first-half performance (against Dundee) again; I thought we were brilliant in the first half at the start of the season but they are a brilliant team. They have a lot of good players, so it will be a really tough game. The aim was to try and be in those promotion play-offs, and we’re doing well so far, but we are only halfway through.”